Pirate Search Engines

Your’re looking for the best pirate download search engine?   The one that will have FREE Movies to download, the one which will have FREE albums to download?

You can try searching multiple online indexes by using the box below.  We don’t guarantee you will find what you’re searching for, but you probably will, if you look close enough.

Pirate File Sharing Services

The sharing of files has been around since the invention of the internet, in fact, that’s the reason why the internet was designed.  Universities could share information with each other over a wired network, this was an innovation for academics, but also lead to an innovating way for students to share information.  Although at the time the most probable sharing was email links to porn websites, it wasn’t long before larger files could be downloaded directly from web hosting  companies. Obviously this had a limitation, due to the amount of space needed to host the files.

My.MP3.com ran a  service which enabled users to securely register their music and then stream it online from the My.MP3.com website. Since people could only listen online to music they already  owned the company noyiced a way of making money by letting users access their own music online. It wasn’t long before  the music  industry decided it didn’t like the way people could buy an album and then share it with others, so they sued MP3.com, stating that the service enabled unauthorized copying, and was promoting copyright infringement.   Not long after the MyMp3 law suit, along came the next company to test the waters of file sharing.  Napster

Napster was set up as a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing service that was designed for people to share MP3  files.  Peer-to-Peer was the predecessor to Bit Torrent and allowed file transfers over the internet without the files being hosted in one location.  Napster held a central database containing information about the MP3 music files stored on members computers.  When a member searched for a track the Napster database would send a link to the file and the user would download it.  If more than one person had the file then Napster would send links to the other files, this increased the speed of downloading and also assisted in the availability of the tracks.  The conglomerated download links became known as ‘Torrents’ and the hosted files were to become ‘Seeds’ terms that are well known in today’s file sharing communities.  Napster and its members thought the idea was great, for a small fee, members had access to thousands of music tracks.  However, not for long.  Around two years after going live Napster were sued by the rock band Metallica on the premise that Napster were a credible threat to the Music Industry , in particular, the amount of money they were losing.   Napster lost the legal battle and were shut down, much to the annoyance of millions of music fans.

Although Napster was shut down under copyright violation laws, with better internet access and higher bandwidth it was only a matter of time before new music sharing services started to appear. The technology was out there, and so was the willingness to use it.  Websites that linked to the file sharing databases started to pop up all over the internet.  In 2003 the likes of TorrentSpy (closed down by the authorities in 2008 with a whopping $110 Million damages fine), and Pirate Bay hit the internet.  Eventually closed down by the authorities, Pirate Bay had one last trick up their sleeve, which would create s major headache for the anti-piracy campaigners.  Pirate Bay released their source code into the public domain.  This meant that anyone with a website could have a database of torrents for people to download. OpenBay, as it is known, paved the way for hundreds of Pirate Bay clone websites to open up.

Since that time it has been a fight between the file sharers, media corporations and governments around the world to stop people sharing copyrighted material.  It’s a fight between the freedom to share information between each other, and the legal issues that might occur if someone shares copyrighted material.  The battle will no doubt continue for a long time.  Even if ISPs block file sharing websites there will be other ways to share files.   The internet works by sharing files,  so the reality is that unless the governments control the internet, then they won’t be able to control file sharing.  Unfortunately,  the reality is that governments keep power by controlling people.  New laws are constantly being brought forwards to try and give more control of the internet to government organisations.  Scare tactics such as extortionate prison sentences, such as the case of British student Richard O’Dwyer.  Richard set up a website called TVShack, that had links to other websites which linked to contained copyrighted.  O’Dwyer’s defence was that the same links were available on Google, and therefor he couldn’t understand what the big problem was.  Unfortunately the United States Justice Department  didn’t see it the same way.  They issued an extradition order against O’Dwyer for him to face criminal proceedings in the US courts, on account of  conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and criminal infringement of copyright.  For setting up a simple website that linked to other sites  O’Dwyer was looking at a ten year jail sentence, to be served in a US penitentiary.

After a long, and public O’Dwyer signed a deferred prosecution agreement to avoid extradition, and was ordered to pay a £20,000 fine.

Sharing information can sure be an expensive pastime if you don’t follow the rules.